Odessa, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Odessa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Odessa had a population of 117,022 as of July 1, 2018. Odessa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Odessa is located at latitude 31.8457 and longitude -102.3676 in Ector County. The formal boundaries for the City of Odessa encompass a land area of 45.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Ector County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,900 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Odessa are located in Ector County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Midland County.

The City of Odessa (GNIS ID: 2411303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Odessa is located within Odessa Division of Ector County.

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Odessa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 117,022
Population in Households 114,966
Population in Familes 96,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,056
Population Density2 2,591
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $51,155
Average Household Income $71,574
Per Capita Income $26,891


Total Housing Units 46,022 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,983 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,819 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,220 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $123,991
Average Home Value $164,373


Total Households 42,802
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 29,135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.94% 1.27%
Households 1.92% 1.28%
Families 1.79% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Odessa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Odessa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 98th
Population Density # 221 87th
Diversity Index # 191 89th
Median Household Income # 711 59th
Per Capita Income # 614 65th

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